Famelab: popular science presentation competition in Wageningen

Published on
February 12, 2014

FameLab aims to discover charismatic, up-and-coming scientists who inspire people to see the world from a new perspective… in just three minutes. If you think you can explain a concept in science, technology, engineering or mathematics, armed with only your wits and a few props, then FameLab is for you. Each presentation will be judged according to the golden rule of the 3Cs: Content, Clarity and Charisma.

You could be the new face of science in the Benelux region!

The competition is open to anyone in the Benelux aged between 21 and 40 working in or studying science, technology, engineering, medicine or maths. All details are available on the famelab website.

Communicating science accessibly and attractively is an ever-growing priority for researchers worldwide. FameLab helps young scientists acquire valuable skills to communicate their work accessibly and attractively to a non-scientific audience. By doing so, researchers not only challenge common stereotypes of scientists, but also help to justify public funding for their research.

The heats will be live public events at which specialist juries, chosen by the organisers, will select the 10 FameLab Benelux 2014 finalists. Three regional heats will be held in 2014:

  • 27 March 2014 Wageningen Campus, Impulse
  • 7 April 2014 Brussels Planetarium
  • 10 April 2014 Groningen, Der Aa-Kerk


Apply online by completing the registration form and sending it to the appropriate contact (as specified on the form). Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria will then be contacted with further information about taking part. The deadline for applications is Monday 10 March 2014.